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California is now a batteries-included rooftop solar market

About 60% of customers have included battery energy storage with their rooftop solar installation, up from roughly 10% prior. However, a “sustained downturn” is expected for the market.

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Sunrise brief: Renewables must triple by 2030 to hit net-zero by 2050

Also on the rise: EV manufacturer Rivian invests in solar energy. Market impacts from the recent flurry of solar policy actions. And more.

EV manufacturer Rivian invests in solar energy

Rivian will subscribe to community solar and purchase renewable energy certificates (RECs).

Acciona completes Texas-size solar project near Houston

The 458 MW Red-Tailed Hawk solar plant is the company’s largest solar plant to date.

Enel, Energy Vault build 18 MW/36 MWh of U.S. gravity storage

Energy Vault and Enel have revealed plans to build 18 MW/36 MWh of gravity storage in the United States. They say that the project will be the first large-scale gravity energy storage in a Western country.

Cleanleaf Energy O&M portfolio grows to 1.8 GW

Cleanleaf, spun out of Borrego in 2022, signed agreements with Heelstone Renewable Energy to provide O&M services to five solar projects in Pennsylvania and Georgia.

Sunrise brief: New domestic content guidance simplifies calculations

Also on the rise: Strong state solar policies boost adoption of distributed energy. Trends in residential solar finance, equipment and maintenance. And more.

Strong state solar policies boost adoption of distributed energy

Of the 29 GW of solar installed in the U.S. in 2023, 31% was distributed solar, according to the Institute for Local Self-Reliance.

Trends in residential solar finance, equipment and maintenance

An installer survey shared typical loan terms, top equipment brands and what to expect from system maintenance services.

Arevon breaks ground on 228 MW solar project in Indiana

The project is expected to provide enough electricity for the equivalent of 25,000 homes.